Without the others – we are no one

I have felt like an outsider for a big part of my life. As a child it was due to my Spanish background. When I got older it was probably because of my personality ; )

Sociology became my way of understanding why most of us feel like outsiders, and how communities are so important for our existence. As humans, organisations and society.

The young generation is in front when it comes to developing our society and jobs.

The gender revolution teaches us new ways of becoming a human being.

And modern communities set leadership, creativity and us free.

I have specialized in these subjects for more than 25 years. Welcome.




Lead, attract, retain and understand them.



Beauty. Sexuality. Sociality. Shame. Society.


the fantastic


The art of succeeding together in times of change.


Why Danes are the Happiest People

And how you can become more "Dane".

We are at a party in a charming old house with hidden staircases and secret rooms everywhere, and even though we do not know each other that well the conversation is flowing at a level far past small talk. In-between the food and the dancing he tells me something which surprises me, even though it shouldn´t: “I have, an uncomforting amount of times, experienced that when a woman is about ...

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Women have been controlled by their beauty, sexuality and sociality in thousands of years. This has naturally limited their self-perspective, relations and their contribution to society. #MeToo showed that all three things were more about power than lust and love. In 2019 all women should form unit in a new movement: The Unruly Women’s Club, which would be an advantage for the whole society. “What do you think about a ...

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Suddenly, she’s standing there – in my office. Tall. Blond. Leather pants. With an insistent, inciting energy. And many laughs, the one after the other, while we quickly establish a wavelength. As if we were continuing a conversation we had not previously begun. She’s come along to pick up one of my books that cannot be purchased any longer. However, I’ve got a few copies laying around, and this becomes ...

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TEDx Copenhagen 2010

In 2010 I gave a TEDx talk in Copenhagen about why the Danes are such a happy people. And why trust, equality and social security creates a strong society. This is framed by the story of the big misunderstanding between my Spanish grandparents in their marriage and how Tashita from Ghana was rescued when she was accused of being a witch.


Thank you very much for your inspiring talk at the meeting today. Many of my co-workers have expressed their excitement for you, your energy, and your way of conveying your message – how you use stories and examples. Your background gives weight to your message! People are already requesting your book. Once again, thank you for your contribution to a lovely day – with room for reflection.

Tina Kepka 

Astellas Pharma a/s – Nordic Operations


It was fantastic!

We in the management team have discussed challenges with recruitment and education of new employees. We therefore invited Emilia van Hauen to educate us about generation
Y and Z, which in a few years will take over the labour market. We got many great insights which enhanced our understanding of the younger employees – and from which we will definitely adjust our recruitment program and how we train our future employees, so both elements are a better fit.

Michael Villemoes Larsen

Head of Administration,

Copenhagen City Court

Digital talk:

A sincere recommendation!

Emilia is an incredibly empathetic speaker with something important at heart. Her high level of professionalism combined with her bubbly and present personality made her performance go beyond the online conditions. There was a good balance between dissemination, slides and “probs” – One was captivated throughout and even though it was behind a screen she burned through with key messages about organisations,
generations and the future. Her presentation provoked reflection and a desire for action. I would strongly recommend you to invite Emilia, then you’ll go into the future more capable and with a better set of skills.

Sara Hansen Lavrsen

PR- and Marketing Manager, Hartmanns

Strengthened from your presentations!

It was once again a great pleasure to see and hear you yesterday! You are a unique combination of science, practice and good examples, mixed with an engaging commitment, which shows through being interested rather than just interesting. One leaves enriched, uplifted and strengthened from your presentations – and I could see that the members did so too.

Tina Buch Olsson

Senior consultant, The Danish Chamber of Commerce

Highly relevant and exciting online lecture!

Emilia van Hauen gave a highly relevant and exciting online lecture regarding her book ‘The tyranny of success – and the way out’ by forming new communities. She manages to go beyond the screen with her exiting insights and points, time flew by even though it was late afternoon after a busy weekday, where the energy level isn´t at its highest. InnovationSilkeborg gives their highest
recommendations to online lectures with Emilia.

Anne Sofie Persson

Innovation Silkeborg